Ottawa Racing A Success: Inaugural Meeting At Canadian Capital Brought To An Auspicious Close.; Sport Has Been Patronized by Best People of Locality--Towton Field an Easy Winner of Closing Day Stake., Daily Racing Form, 1913-06-22


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OTTAWA RACING A SUCCESS INAUGURAL MEETING AT CANADIAN CAPITAL BROUGHT TO ANAUSPICIOUS CLOSE Sport Has Been Patronized by Best People of LOJ LOJcality cality Towton Field an Easy Winner of ofClosing Closing Bay Stake Ottawa Out June 21 The Inaugural meeting oC the Commiela Park Jockey Club camo to a close with the running of todays program Tlie introduc ¬ tion of racing In Ottawa has been an unqualified suc ¬ cess and Manager Rohrlmek and his associates liavo been coiUliniiiitcd for the splendid manner in which tliw meeting lias been conducted The horsemen to ¬ day presented to Mr Kohrhack a liaiidsomo piece of plate as a token of their appreciation of the many courtesies shown them during the meeting Thu attendance lias shown a steady increase since tho opening and todays crowd was of record proportions The meeting has been generously supported by tho best people of Ottawa OttawaThe The program for the closing day was made up of seven races with the Merchants Selling Stakes1 a dasli of one mile 1500 added for threeyear olds and over as the feature A G BlakeKy furaishcd the winner in Towton Field which made a runaway affair of the race leading from tho rise of the barrier and winning well in hand by u length and a half Pardner was second and Ymlr third thirdThere There were two closv finishes during the after ¬ noon one when Big Dipper came from behind and beat Hash a nose and the other when Ado lante a lifty to one shot beat Fairy Godmother a head in the seventh race The stable of K T McGraw accounted for two of the afternoon win ¬ ners in lig Dipper and Jonquil The latter beat the heavily backed favorite Afterglow half a length after appearing to be hopelessly beaten ou the stretch turn turnHad Had rides were responsible for the defeat of the tirst two favorites favoritesIn In the opener Montour took Rustling under re ¬ straint immediately after the start and handled the mare poorly all the way In the second race after beating his opposition away from tho barrier Hob bins pulled Marsand out of contention and trailed along in the rear ail the way On Thursday Mar sand won in a canter while In her elTort previous to that she raced poorly Uut Musterson won the Mar sand race His owner L V Haymaker and Mar sands owner i N Hester together with C N Freeman will ship from here to Vancouver in the same car They will leave Ottawa on Monday MondayCapt Capt W F Iresgrave returned to Montreal this morning with the horses that C S Campbell has been racing at Ottawa A G AVeston goes from hero to Hamilton with the Wilson twoyearolds and a couple of horses belonging to Captain Fres G It Brysoii J M Milburn and N B Davis will ship their horses back to Delorimier Park ParkW W J Melllmurray purchased at private sale today from J Gorman the colt Tom bayers bayersThe The mare Stick Pin was excused from starting in the seventh race She was kicked while at the post in her previous start by Defy and blood poisoning has sot in inJockey Jockey Nathan left for New York this morning to join his employer George M Odom OdomManager Manager Hohrback announced that work would begin on Monday next on the infield A steeplechase course will ba constructed and 12000 loads of sod will be lated on this part of the course It is the purpose of the club to feature steeplechasiug during the fall meeting meetingK K G Martin put in a claim for Afterglow after lie was beaten in the sixth race but it was disal ¬ lowed by the judges ou a technicality

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